Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes



Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes

Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes is a delightful Italian pasta dish that bursts with flavors. This recipe combines the richness of pesto sauce with the sweetness of ripe cherry tomatoes. It’s a perfect choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz pappardelle pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, diced

Instructions

  1. Cook the pappardelle pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until a smooth pesto sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until they start to soften.
  5. Add the cooked pappardelle pasta and pesto sauce to the skillet with the tomatoes. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh mozzarella.
  7. Serve the Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes hot, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is a celebration of Italian flavors, featuring homemade pesto sauce and sweet cherry tomatoes. It’s a simple yet elegant dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

Nutrition: Calories – 480, Total Fat – 28g, Protein – 11g, Carbohydrates – 47g

Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes is a true crowd-pleaser. The vibrant green pesto complements the juicy burst of flavor from the cherry tomatoes, creating a harmonious blend that’s both visually stunning and delicious. This recipe is easy to prepare and guaranteed to leave your family and guests asking for seconds. So, whether it’s a cozy dinner at home or a gathering with loved ones, this Pesto Pappardelle with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is sure to impress.

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